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Why does ahrefs say this is easy to rank for?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by airex, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. airex

    airex Newbie

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    I have a one word keyword with 1.2m searches. On the front page it's either links to their website or to the many app stores. Ahrefs gives it a 4 in terms of how easy it is to rank it. How is this possible. It says I only need 5 backlinks.
     
  2. semiprodota

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    Every single competition analyzer I've used has been pretty garbage, including ahrefs. They're useful for helping you find keywords, and that's about it.
     
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    Because they know how to rank ;)
     
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    I've been studying the ahrefs keyword ranking alroithm and find it to be very accurate. A score of 4 is hard to rank for in ahrefs. You should aim for a 0-2 score...
     
  5. SEO

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    Ahrefs generally has a pretty awful difficulty score. Many people seem to like KWFinder's difficulty score. They give you 3 searches a day for free, no account needed. See what they say the score is. I'd be curious to see how different your findings are if you don't mind reporting back.
     
  6. airex

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    KW Finder says 31/100 difficulty score.
     
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    1.2 million searches and it's easy? You're standing in a pile of gold if so.
     
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  8. airex

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    I've never done seo before but regardless of what it says it has to be hard to rank. First page is a link to itunes, microsoft store, google store, wiki, etc.
     
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    Ahrefs using the No of domains referring to a page to define it's difficulty.

    So, Authority site like facebook, youtube, itunes ...etc aren't ranking based on their backlinks, but on their domain strength.

    This is why ahrefs is giving it low score, because the pages ranking don't have backlinks pointing to them. And according to my experience they are right. Referring domains to a page is the most important factor in ranking.
     
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    Try KWFinder and Keyword Revealer Score.
    That are bit accurate compared to Ahrefs :)
     
  11. AryabhattZero

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    Use ahrefs, kwfinder and average out.
     
  12. redarrow

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    You said it 30 scored from kwfinder .

    Sorry to tell you that a hard keyword

    Kwfinder score anythink below 15 is good, anythink over is very hard, involves pbn work.

    Href scoring is crap, got the service ,but seems to lie .....
     
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    each keyword tool focus on certain factors , Ahrefs on ref domains , KWFinder on on page seo ...etc , better to try at least 3 tools to test ....
     
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    looks like a promising kw but don't expect to rank with 4 backlinks :)
     
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    What do you mean guys?
    Here, when I was born, in Bulgaria we have keywords with 1000 monthly searches and difficulty score of rhe Ahrefs scale is 95 and in USA kws with 1,2m are with 4? Wow..
     
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    feel free to PM me the kw and ill take a look and see if its easy to rank
     
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    If someone 100% relies on automated competition checkers, he is bound to get screwed. You will never in a thousand years rank for that keyword, regardless of what competition checkers tell you.
     
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    Is it an app? If yes, app searches happen mostly in app store and not google.com desktop. I ranked a keyword top 10 getting 1 million search a month only to find out it only has 10k searches a month in google.com
     
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    That's what Google comes down to in most major keywords: big adwords spenders and wikipedia.

    Unless you can afford more adwords than the big players, forget about that kw.
     
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    31 actually isn't that bad (especially for 1.2m), but my bet is that this is one of those cases where there is something very important the difficulty algo's missed, or a mathematical error that this particular keyword might be exposing. The chances of this happening in both KW and Ahrefs though would be very small since they are distinctly different algos.

    Considering the sites that are being listed are pretty powerful, my bet is that the algos are placing a lot of weight on the keyword phrase being present (and I'm assuming it isn't, or at least not exact), but Google has determined that they are relevant. Based on just who is ranking, I'd probably throw the keyword out.

    That's an interesting situation. Hopefully you didn't spend too much ranking. :)